Do you know someone who has made a significant difference in gifted education in the state of Alabama? The Alabama
Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce the Awards of Excellence to honor individuals who have made a
difference in the life of a gifted student and/or in gifted education in the school, community, or state. These awards will
be presented during the 2017 AAGC Annual Conference on October 20, 2017.

The categories are:

  • Outstanding Gifted Specialist Award
  • Outstanding Administrator Award
  • Outstanding Gifted Coordinator Award
  • Outstanding General Education Teacher Award
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gifted Education (dedicating 20 years or more to Gifted Education)
  • Outstanding Community Member Award
  • Outstanding Gifted Student Award

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Completed nomination form with letters of support must be submitted together as ONE email and must not
    exceed 8 pages. Multiple emails with separate letters of support for the same nominee will not be accepted.
  2. Nomination forms and letters of support must be typed.
  3. Submit completed forms to Awards/Contests Chairperson Debbie Dumais at with
    "AAGC Awards" in the subject line of the email by 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Judging and Selection of Winners:

  1. We will acknowledge all applications within one week of receipt or deadline via email; however, we cannot
    be responsible for applications or responses lost in email. The winning recipients will be selected by judges
    appointed for the purpose and by the AAGC using a rubric based upon the “Criteria for Support for Nomination”
    and “Category Requirements”.
  2. The judges are experts in the field of education, community and business leaders and are not AAGC members.
    Their decision will be final. NO further correspondence shall be necessary.
  3. The winning recipients will be recognized with an award presented at the 2017 AAGC Conference in October, 2017.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: We request that individuals who are nominating should arrange for the nominee to be in
    attendance at the awards ceremony at the Conference.

Click <here> to download AAGC Awards of Excellence Nomination Form
Send your completed nomination packet to by 11:59PM Tuesday, September 5, 2017